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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 12, 1954
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BLllHfTILLB (AWK.) OOtTRHR MEW! MOOT) AT APRfL * BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEW! m OOURHR KIWI oo. K. W: HAWH, PubUihir XAMtT A. HAXNES, Awiitant PubUihar A. A. FREDRICK80N. Editor. PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertiiing liUntgw Soto National Advertising Representative*: Walta* Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevilie, Arkansas, under act of Con- October 9, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevflle or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 90 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mite zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Thus salth the Lord God; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall thing* come unto thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought. —Eiekiel 38:10. * * * If ill thoughts at any time enter into the mind of a good man, he doth not roll them under his tongue as a sweet morsel—Matthew Henry. It's about time, men, to spend $50 for a fish- Ing outfit—so you'll catch a 50-cent fish. # * * A store advertisement reads "Now is the time to buy thermometers." Because they're always higher in. the summer? * * * On* third of all accidents occur in the kitchen according to statistics. That may account for a lot of upset stomachs. * * * A man arrested 36 times in Chicago refused to give police his address. As if they didn't know. Lower Price Supports Wi 11 Benefit Everyone - Long Run The new lowered support price for dairy products marks the first concrete step made in some years toward leading this country out of a seemingly hopeless dilemma in farm policy. The immediate beneficiaries, of course, will be the housewives of America. They are finding butter prices down 10 to 20 cents in grocery stores, with smaller drops on cheese and dried milk. But the action has deeper meaning than that. To carry it out, Secretary of Agriculture Benson had to resist mighty pressures from some lawmakers and dairy'groups insistent upon retaining the old. higher support prices. Benson displayed notable courage in exercising the discreation^on prices granted to him under the law. He was intent upon this purpose because maintenance of rigidly high supports had produced bewildering choas in the dairy field. Butter, cheese and other items were to some degree priced out of the market. Cheaper oleomargarine captured a substantial chunk of the butter market. Meantime, since there were no takers for much of the abnormally high dairy output produced at unrealistic prices, the government was compelled to store it. Storage charges, losses through spoilage, and shortages of space, all added to the burdensome dilemma. Today the government owns one billion pounds of dairy products. It has been unable to dispose of this huge hoard. It was to meet this problem and to try to put butter back into real competition with it substiutes that Benson used his power to cut supports. There can be no N positive assurances this will prevent the further accumulation of surpluses. But something had to be tried, and this was a logical move. Those who opposed the action offered no constructive alternative. They simply wished to continue the old support levels, on the argements that a downward change would ruin the industry. A pretty good case could be made out that the levels they desire have taken the industry severaj stages .down that road. Perhaps they have forgotten what happened when, potato prices were kept artificially high a few years ago. The resulting confusion and scandalous waste produced a popular uproar that led to removal of all price protection for potatoes. The same thing could happen to dairy products if consumers' ire were sufficiently aroused. It ii no mean feat to protect both the * dairy farmer and the consumer. But Benion Has taken a course which.has more V hop* of being consistent with that double objective than did tht old plan. In doing •o, ht may havt pointed tht way to new 'sanity in the whole farm program. Sears Recognized Reason Why He Had to Resign In resigning as chief counsel of the McCarthy committee even before his duty begain, Samuel Sears, Boston attorney, put his finger on the nub of the matter: He could not, hove enjoyed pubic confidence. Sears did not see fit, however, to acknowledge frankly why this was so. The fact is, he assured the committee he had taken no public stand which would hamper his impartial participation in the inquiry, into the dispute between Senator McCarthy and the Army. But a quick check of the public record showed he had indeed spoken out —in terms markedly pro-McCarthy. Sears felt from the outset, and feels now, that these statements would not bar him from, impartial handling of the committees counsel's duties. But he recognizes that others are not convinced he could operate without bias, and and that explains why he quit. The committee itself probably was remiss in not checking more closely into Sears' background before naming him. The greater blame would seem to be Sears', for not allowing it to decide for itself whether he could do an impartial job. He chose instead to be his own judge of his fitness on this score, until public opinion and an aroused committee compelled his withdrawal. Views of Others Peasants And Laborers Strictly speaking, Pravda is probably right in saying that there are no peasants in the United States Congress. No one has ever noticed any of the lady members turning up in babushukas nor any of the male members checking their scythes at the door. But Pravda reckons without American political tradition if it thinks that it can't find self-professed sons of the soil in good plenty on both the House and Senate rolls. No less than 22 members of the Senate claim "agriculture" as one of their interests if not their exclusive one. In the House 53 of the 435 members indicate that they can go around clapping agricultural constuents on the shoulder and 'instisting that they, too, sre in the same game. Not all of them, to be sure, claim that they actually dig potatoes or shuck corn or milk the cows. The Honorable Pat McCarren, for instance, says in his Congressional Directory biography that he is "engaged in farming and stock raising," a statement with a nonpeasant tone to it. Senator Eastland, of Mississippi, notes that he 3s also engaged in farming," after listing his profession as law. Usher Burdick, of North Dakota, who "'understands the Sioux language, is in the ranching business." Senator Gillette, of Iowa speaks of being "interested in agricultural pursuits," which is not quite the same as saying that he slops the hogs every day. Others however, want it clearly understood that they are honest-to-goodness farmers. Representative Gubser of California is "now a fann- er," Representative Harvey of Indiana is "an active farmer," Senator Young, of North Dakota, until his entry into the Senate was "actively engaged in the operation of his farm." Mr. Rees, from the Fourth District in Kansas, is at pains to tell his farming supporters just how much at one with them he is. —Baltimore Sun. Let Marjorie At Them Marjorie Main, the female Wallace Beery, is just as mad as she usually looks on the screen. Marjorie learned that over in Warsaw a Polish magazine is using her picture over a column entitled "Advice to the Puzzled." Marjorie took her case right to the Secret?^ of State with the advice: "The captive Polish people would probably get quite a laugh to know that their Communist bosses are using a captalist actress from democratic America as their wise old aunt . . . Maybe I never won any beauty prizes for being a glamour girl but I prize my liberty and they sure are taking liberties with me in Communist Poland." The way Marjorie would make that Polish editor cring before her threatening scowl suggests that be settled upon as the form of punishment for .the forgery,—Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. "Oops! Peter Edson's Washington Column — No Reason to Fear Radiation From H-Bomb Tests Will Hit Us WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The great new power of the H-bomb, plus the fact that some 289 human beings were distantly exposed to many people in knowing more it, has whetted the interest of about what constitutes 'a dangerous dose of radiation. Bomb explosions or not, there is naturally, at all times, a certain amount of "background radiation" in the atmosphere. There have been a number of reports that the Geiger count on background radiation in the U. S. have gone up since the H-bomb tests in March. There have been a number of inquiries at the Atomic Energy Commission on whether there is any new or greater danger to the American people from this source than there was from the A-bomb tests. AEC has a stock answer for all such queries. It doesn't tell much in detail. It admits that there has been a small increase in natural background radiation in the past month. This radioactivity is said to be still far below levels which are dangerous to animal and plant life. It will decrease rapidly until the radiation returns to its normal, ever-present levels. This normal background radia- tion comes from radioactive materials in the earth's surface and from the cosmic rays from outer space. A layer of soil one foot deep and a mile square will contain, on the average, a gram of radium, three tons of uranium and six tons of thorium. About six minute cosmic ray particles per minute cross a horizontal surface one inch square. This background radiation is greater in mountainous regions than at ser level. It may be increased as much as ten times by rain or snowfall which seems to absorb radioactive particles in the air. Radiation can be measured because it causes damage to the parts of the body through which it passes orin which it is absorbed. This process is called ionization. What it means is that the radiation causes the molecules in the body tissue, which carry no electrical charge, to break down into charged parts called ions. The unit for measuring the ionizing effect of radiation is called the roentgen. It was named after the discoverer of the X-ray. The definition of a roentgen is so technical that only a scientist can understand it. The simplest thing for the average person is to take the roentgen for granted, like the horsepower or the kilowatt. In more understandable terms, a routine intestinal X-ray examination exposes anyone to about one roentgen, or 1 r. of radiation. A small skin cancer could be exposed to 4000 r. of X-rays with no effect other than ionization of the cancer cells. But a single exposure of only 40 Or. to all parts of the body at once would probably cause death to half the persons who got it. The maximum safe exposure has been determined to be three tenths of one roentgen a week, indefinit- iy. The natural background radiation in the U. S. has been measured as from eight one hundredths to eight tenths of one roentgen (0.08 r. to 0.8 r.) a year. This is obviously way under the limits of safe exposure given in the paragraph above. The U. S. Atomic Energy Commission maintains, 121 observation stations all over the U. S. to keep a check on radiation count. Any time the radiation fall-out from atomic or hydrogen bomb explosion dust gets at all close to danger levels, they'll let you know. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. The Chinese Communist regime has been invited (to Geneva) only to discuss Korea and Indo-China, where it is in fact a force of aggression which we cannot ignore. —Secretary of State Dulles. * * * Marriage is like signing a long-term contract I'm still learning about myself You can't give yourself to anyone unless you know yourself.—Audrey Hepburn. * * * You can't tell me that despite'a whale of an increase in golf clubs, sales this country is anywhere near ts prosperous as it was in October, 1952.—Sen Paul Douglas (D., 111.). * * * I don't think I had it (being fired) coming. I did the best I could with the material at hand. —Cute' Phil Cavarett*. People frequently get warts and corns mixed up, since they look a little bit alike, but actually they are quite different. Corns are caused by injury to skin usually over a long period of time. Warts are essentially infections, believed caused by viruses. Because of this similarity in appearance, however, they can be conveniently considered at the same time. The skin has an outer layer which is quite tough, as everyone knows. When this outer part of the skin is pressed upon or irritated so that it continues to grow and becomes horny, these growths are called corns. Two kinds of corns are recognized: hard corns which are thick and develop on the prominent part of the foot where a shoe presses upon it, and soft corns which generally appear on a toe which has been rubbing against another one. Corns are often particularly painful about the time of a storm. Some people claim, probably correctly, that they can foretell the appearance of bad weather by the fact that their corns start hurting. Most corns disappear when the cause is removed. In other words, if a person with corns on the feet is bedridden for some time they will go away. After badly fitting shoes are replaced, corns will also often go away, but not so rapidly. There are various ways of softening corns and removing them by cutting or scraping. In a few cases in which the corn is extremely painful or needs to be removed rapidly, a small operation is quite effective. Several kinds of warts are known but all are believed to be caused by infection with one or more viruses. They are more or less contagious and people frequently transfer a wart from one pan' of the body to another by rubbing or scratching. There is no truth, however, to the belief that handling a toad will produce warts. Xa spite of the fact that warU are infections, they can be successfully treated in several different ways. Local treatment by freezing or diathermy is often effective .Injections of various substances have also been used. Even a form of mental treatment seems to have been useful in curing warts, although why this should be true is still something of a mystery. In particularly difficult cases, treatment with X-rays and even removal by operation has been undertaken. JAC08Y ON BRIDGE y OSWALD JACOBY ritten for NEA Service Picking Right Suit Is Mark of Expert How do you pick the right suit to develop? In some hands there is no easy answer. Play the hand mentally to see what will happen with each possibility. Then choose the line of play that gives you the best chance. Today's hand furnishes a good example. West opens the ace of spades and then continues with another spade. You win the second trick in either hand, and now you must plan the rest of the play. You have 11 easy tricks; five trumps in your own hand, one club ruff in dummy, three top hearts, and'two top diamonds. You need one other trick to make your slam contract. It is clear that you must establish a low card in one of the red suits as your twelfth trick. Which red suit should you tackle first? If both suits break well, you will make your contract no matter how you play it. The task of the prudent declarer is r,o pick the line of play that will succeed if only one of the suits break favorably. If you begin with the hearts, you soon discover the bad break. Unfortunately, however, it is now too iate to bring in the diamonds. You must ruff diamonds twice in order to establish dummy's last card in the suit, and you cannot get to dummy often enough to establish this card and get back to cash it. The right line of play is to begin on the diamonds. When both opponents follow to the first two rounds of diamonds, you know that the suit cannot break worse than 4-2. You therefore -go ahead by ruffing a diamond, you get back to dummy witn a heart, ruff another diamond, NORTH 4Q742 VAK854 WEST (D) 4 A 10 3 VQ10 ^ J 10 98 1 54 . J3 EAST 4J98 VNone • 62 4K9876 542 SOUTH AK65 VJ97631 4Q3 Neither side vul. West North East South 1 • Double 24 2 ¥ 34 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 A and re-enter dummy with a heart to cash dummy's last diamond. If diamonds had broken worse than 4-2, you would discover this fact on the first or second round of the suit. There would still be time to switch to hearts in the hope that one ruff would establish dummy's last heart. In short, you can try for both suits if you begin with the diamonds. You can try for only one suit if you begin with the hearts. THREE FRIENDS were seated on a train together and across from them was a man with a valuable diamond in his tie. As the train was going through a tunnel one of the men said, "I would like to have that diamond." The second friend said, "I have it." "You had it," said the third. — Chattanooga News-Free Presi. IN HOLLYWOOD ' HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Hollywood on TV: Danny Thomas' television series has inspired a new night-club routine he'll do in Chicago and at a Las Vegas hotel. Titled, "Back to One Wife and One Life," it's a hower about what his *'Make Room for Daddy" family has done to his real family. Included in the routine: Danny's wails about his son, Tony. "When I spank him he yells, 'Rusty Hamer did the same thing on your TV show and you didn't spank HIM—all HE got were laughs!' " About his "two wives" — Mrs. Thomas (Rosemary) and on-screen Margaret (Jean Hagen): "When I forgot and called Rosemary 'Margaret' she screamed, 'I don't mind he forgotten birthdays and anniversaries but PLEASE DON'T CALL ME MARGARET.' But it was almost the end when Rosemary and I went to a Hollywood premiere and a woman in the lobby looked at Rosemary, gave her a shove and hissed: "Home wrecker!" I clash with movie-making. H« hat I two unreleased British movies and heads for England soon *o star ix another. Explanation for Maria Mootaf having another doll's dubbed-to voice in "City of Violence," now showing on TV: She spoke Italian in the film, made in Europe, but died in Paris before the English version was put together. O - S. Forester'* famous Horatio Hornblower wHl be brought to Ifa* parlor screens by a British tele- film outfit caHed Towers of LOOP don. . .Film cutters are whispering that the resemblance of Daria Macsey to Shirley Temple in the "Dr. Christian" telefttm pilot ic eyebrow raisin*. She ptoT» a former child star who stipe away to land to have her baby. There's a buzz that Ginger Rogers will snub all Hollywood TV offers for her own on-film series to be made in Europe. . .Red faces in the Red Buttons world: He just fired his 19th writer. . .Hal Peary's back in the running for the television of "The Great Gildersleeve." Joe Schoenfeld, editor of Daily Variety, hit the nail smack on the head in an "Ouch! Those Commercials!" editorial the day after the Oscar show. Charing "Hollywood found itself demeaned by an overanxious huckster," Joe wrote: ..'.. 'The real blind fault lies with the film business, which lets an outsider take over the Academy Awards on the world's best-selling medium. Oscar night should find pictures being sold—not cars being oversold." Paul Winchell and his Mrs. leave Jerry Mahoney behind in his suitcase and take to Europe for a summer vacation. . .Vivian Vance and Bill Fxawley, who support Lucy and Desi, will live it up as Milton Berle's guest stars May 4 . .CBS will star Thomas Mitchell in a series based on the famous "Mr. Dooley" stories. Marlene Dietrich is having long- distance telephone conferences with Hal Roach, Jr. When I talked to her in Las Vegas, she said she was interested in a televersion of her radio show, "Cafe Istanbul." Hollywood actors and technicians have had $ headaches over losing jobs in films made overseas and now it's the same with TV. Twelve telefilm series are being made outside the U.S.A.—all financed by U.S. dollars. Stars involved include Ruth Roman, Akim Tamiroff, Louis Jourdan, Buster Crabbe, Robert Newton, and Raymond Burr. . . Title of that upcoming new TV series for Imogene Coca—"Dear Midge." Hollywood writer Ed Beloin is behind the typewriter. "Movie stars are raving mad not to do live television shows. They keep you on your toes—and in the public eye. If you survive one, you can do anything." That's David Niven talking. As one of the rotating stars on Four Star Playhouse," Niven was one of the first to leap into filmed TV but: "It's the live shows that really put you into America's parlors. They scare me to death but after doing one I can't wait to sign up for the next." Charmin' Niven is a prewar movie star who is still popeyed over his good luck. "Being off the screen six months can kill your career. But I was off the screen six years (while he served in the British army). I.was a lucky fellow." Niven's proof that TV doesn't 75 Years Ago lit I/yf/iew//< Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Adams, Jr., spent the week end in Dyersburg, Tenn., visiting relatives. They were accompanied by Mrs. Eunice Young, who continued to Newbern, Tenn.,' where she visited relatives. Mrs.' W. C. Higginson is able to be out after having been ill for several days. Mrs. I. R. Johnson- and Mrs. Clara Davis are spending today in Memphis. LITTLt LIZ— A new .Easter bonnet has the ,same effect on a woman as three Of four drinks on o.mOBv MERELY surviving the American week end is a small but good trick. — Boston Globe. POME In Which Is Offered A Suggestion For Providing Against The Future: THE WEDDING RING on a woman's finger is a symbol to the woman of her husband. And when she twists it around her finger, it is still a symbol of her husband. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. "So you've been married eleven, years"?" I asked the husband. "Do you and your wife ever have any arguments?" "No we don't have anything to argue about." "Well, maybe you're just not meant for each other."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. WNEA® It looks like everybody in the country is scared about something, says -Old Man Hobbs. Those that aren't scared of Joe McCarthy are scared of Communists, while Republicans are afraid business may get worse and Democrats are afraid it Thirst Quenchers Answer to Previous ACROSS 1 Favorite British drink 4 Ingredient of beer 8 Favorite French drink 12 Table scrap 13 Above 14 Notion 15 Peach seed 16 Puts on another seat 18 Farm machines 20 Piping 21 Mouse genus 24 Curved 22 Beverage structure container 25 Learning 24 Swiss DOWN 1 Covers 2 Great Lake 3 One who tries 4 Customs 5 State 6 Minor 7 Musical Syllable 8 Broader 1 tr L. E ^ V A P, E R 5 1- A M T ,L, i» E WA P E l_ 1 Nl C? E M A ML <— T 1 C A V A v/ O S N 1 C 1 N t= T *> R M U is N A T O R E A C> E R 5 O W. A l_ E l_ i •y •:;•• ';>•. A (< E O R A T E A 1 R B A •fr E * R E P S P k o AA T E $ T 1 5 O R A N i E T E G i . 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